I've actually been getting concerned about having pledged to LSL and Replay Games given how Paul Trowe has been acting. I mean, he's apparently one of the guys running the company but it's clear he doesn't have good communication skills or judgement, and as far as I can work out he isn't even much of a programmer.
As for Sam Suede... well, even without Trowe I would have been amazed for this to get funding. That trailer was terrible. The brief bits of dialogue were astonishingly bad. I could look past what was there and imagine it being a fun game from the concept that was being pitched (especially if Al was ACTUALLY on board) but I couldn't see a mass of people looking past the clunky delivery on offer in the pitch video.